When it comes to relationships, there’s no golden rule or guidebook to follow. No one can help you choose between being together, being yourself, being the victim, or being happy. It’s only you who can decide whether to end a relationship or fight for it.
We have found these 9 characteristics of a dead-end relationship. If you can relate to any of these, end it as soon as possible.
1. You’re unhappy in your relationship.
- Just be honest with yourself, and admit that you’re in a “toxic” relationship. Try to identify what “benefits” this relationship brings to you. For example, it saves you from the fear of loneliness, or you’re too afraid to be on your own and you like to depend financially and emotionally on your partner.
2. You can’t be yourself when you’re with your partner.
- If in your relationship you have to turn to your acting skills too often, you deprive yourself of the experience of being authentic, which holds you back from developing your relationship.
3. You partner is too controlling.
- Such partners only pretend to be loving and caring. In fact, they take total control over your life in the form of emotional abuse and invade your personal space. This is unacceptable in a relationship.
4. You live in isolation.
- It’s a form of domestic abuse that leads to psychological and economic dependence on your partner.
5. Your partner is too jealous.
- You have to realize it’s not love. It’s a form of psychological abuse, and it shouldn’t be ignored.
6. Your partner always underestimates you and your achievements.
- It’s your partner who needs help, not you! Apparently, your emotional manipulator has problems with self-confidence and tries to raise their low self-esteem by belittling you.
7. It’s almost impossible to plan your future together.
- If you never talk or can’t ever think about your future, it’s one of those signs you’re in a toxic relationship that leads to nowhere.
8. Your partner always tries to make you feel guilty.
- Your skilled manipulator doesn’t want to take responsibility. He or she will do everything to make you feel guilty, thus achieving their own goals.
9. Uncontrollable episodes of impulsive aggression.
- Uncontrollable impulsive aggression always leads to emotional, economic, and physical violence.